Updated June 26 at 11:25am
Economic Activity
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Renovation of the Bellevue Gardens Shopping Center has begun, designed to update the facilities and improve traffic flow, according to property manager Bliss Properties. Construction began March 3 and is expected to be completed in June. more
Charging for trash collection, selling the public golf course, increasing the meal and beverage tax, asking more of non-tax-paying entities and renegotiating pension and health care agreements with city employees are just a few of several ideas being floated to help Providence fix its fiscal problems. more
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has assigned an A-plus, long-term rating to a series of bonds expected to be executed soon by the R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority. more
Service industries expanded in January at the slowest pace in nearly two years, raising the risk that persistent weakness in manufacturing is starting to creep into the rest of the U.S. economy. more
Rhode Island ranked 12th among the states for its 2.1 percent year-over-year export growth in the first four months of the year, according to e-forecasting.com. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, giving workers more reason to feel secure in their jobs. more
Massachusetts foreclosure petitions rose 18 percent year over year in June, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island decreased 8 cents from last week, and fell 6 cents in Massachusetts, according to AAA Northeast. more
The R.I. State Council on the Arts has awarded $765,531 to 131 different artists, schools and nonprofits for everything from operating support to funding community-based projects. more
Confidence among U.S. consumers eased for a second month in August as households braced for an increase in interest rates that could slow growth. more
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